After eight years of renovation and construction of new buildings, the expansion of the World Trade Center Amsterdam was officially opened last weekend. This expansion consisted of the construction of a 104 meter highrise office tower and several low buildings. Due to the expansion the office space of the WTC Amsterdam increased from 80,000 m² to 120,000 m². The redevelopment of the WTC Amsterdam involved an amount of over € 300 million.
Before the renovation the WTC Amsterdam, that has been built in 1985, had a total surface of 60,000 m². With the construction of the new tower with 27 floors and a height of 104 meters, the low buildings, such as an atrium and new platform offices, and the expansion of the number of the parking places up to 1,200, the total surface of the WTC Amsterdam has been doubled. Due to the expansion WTC Amsterdam is now one of the largest WTC’s in the world.
The final phase of the WTC Amsterdam expansion includes the redevelopment of the Zuidplein, a square connecting the WTC Amsterdam to the metro/railway station. This square will be beautifully landscaped including outdoor seating areas to create a welcoming and natural urban park environment.
The renovation as well as the expansion of the WTC Amsterdam have been designed by the London architect agency Kohn Pedersen Fox, in association with the Dutch architect agency Van den Oever, Zaaijer & Partners architecten, and have been developed by the Dutch Royal BAM Group. Kantoren Fonds Nederland (KFN) and ING Real Estate together invested € 300 million in the redevelopment of WTC Amsterdam.
WTC Amsterdam is situated in a prime location, right at the heart of the Amsterdam Zuidas (South Axis), the most prestigious office and living area in the Amsterdam region, at several minutes distance from Schiphol Airport Area and the innercity of Amsterdam.
Source: WTC Amsterdam